Founded in 1972 by four mission societies (AIM, SUM, SIM, and MAF), Across has since gone through a number of transitions in response to the changing conditions in South Sudan and partners outside Sudan. Ever since, many of the Across staff have had a calling to serve the people of South Sudan. Across’ continuous service for 43 years has given us a wonderful heritage in the nation.
One of our longest serving members of staff is Rhys Hall, Across’ Radio Manager. His qualifications include B.Sc.(Hons), Dip. Ed., Associate in Theology, Missionary Training Course (2-yrs, WEC), Christian Radio Training Course (Daystar Uni.). Rhys’ job function is to envision, establish and direct the Radio project which includes: (a) Christian and educational radio program development and supply to a network of stations; (b) distribution of teacher and family training courses on digital audio players to schools and communities; (c) Christian video development and screening. Rhys Hall is based in Yei, Southern Sudan and has served Across since 1984. His passion is to foster among Southern Sudanese a Biblical faith and lifestyle, improved skills for healthy living, and hope for the future. His other social roles are: Ugandan Refugee Education Coordinator (1983-86); founder of Sudan Literature Centre (1988-2001); Media Co-ordinator (2005-6); IT support to SLC & Radio projects (1988-2009); Supervisor Lasu Refugee Settlement Education sector (2009). He is happily married to Rhondda.